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ANGELS AND DEMONS

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Transcript of ANGELS AND DEMONS

Why did Brown name it Angels and Demons?
Number of reasons for which it could have been named this.
AMBIGRAMS
SCIENCE vs FAITH
MAIN CHARACTERS
Robert Langdon: Symbologist at Harvard University
Leonardo Vetra: Physicist who works at CERN
Vittoria Vetra: Daughter of Leonardo, Scientist at CERN
Maximilian Kohler: Owner of CERN
Commander Olivetti: Commander of Swiss Guards in Vatican City
Capitan Rocher: Second in command of the Swis Guard
Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca(a.k.a Janus): Faithful servant of teh Roman Catholic Church
The Hassassin: Carries out evil deeds
Personal
opinion

Why did Brown write Angels and Demons?
Vatican City tour, in a tunnel called ‘il passetto’
DAN BROWN
Dan brown
Born in Exeter, New Hampshire on June 22, 1964
First novel in 1996 ' Digital Fortress'
Graduate and English teacher of Amherst College
ANGELS AND DEMONS
Author: DAN BROWN
Published: MAY 2000
Genres:
Fiction Conspiracy
Novel Crime Fiction
Thriller Mystery


The illuminati, ‘the enlightened ones’ a cult of early scientists
Fascinated by images of this cloaked and anti-religious brotherhood
Hooked by the belief that the illuminati is still active
Symbolized the illuminati as demons and the humans as angels highlighting biblical ancient struggle between angels and demons
Clues were related to statues of angels and Demons
DEDICATION vs OBSESSION
THEME
ANGELS AND DEMONS
Famous books:
The Da Vinci Code
Inferno
Deception point

Word, art form or other symbolic representation read the same right side up upside down
Ambigrams of four elements of nature
Summary
Resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood, the Illuminati
Harvard Symbologist Robert Langdon summoned to a Swiss Research Facility
To analyze a mysterious symbol-seared into chest of murdered physicist
Back for the final act against Catholic church
Hidden unstoppable time bomb in Vatican City
Four cardinals kidnapped, to be executed, one every hour
Four elements of nature;earth, air, fire and water
Analysis
'Angels and Demons' is a fast paced page turner
Historical intrigue, secret societies makes it fascinating
mix of religious and historical elements adds a unique twist to the mystery.
Solving puzzles is the key enjoyment
Brown provides plenty of surprises
PROS
No photographs
Predictable in the beginning
Religious elements might offend some people, especially Catholics

CONS
Science vs Faith
Eternal struggle between Illuminati (stand for free thought and science) and Catholic Church (christian faith and belief)
Main characters split up between the 2 factions
Struggle by each faction to ensure their stance spreads worldwide
Dedication
vs Obsession
Langdon (The detective) is dedicated to solving the mysteries that surround the tale
His counterpart on the other hand is obsessed with his aims
Some characters are driven by passion while others by their obsession with their beliefs
THANK YOU FOR WATCHING
“sometimes to find truth one must move mountains "

― Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
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